Month: June 2019

Weekly New Wonders Playlist !

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Normally I’d write a big intro to tout the wonderful new songs within the latest Weekly New Wonders Playlist ( and they are uniformly wonderful, swear) but I’m slightly spent from writing about this old Beatles book ( please check it out, it’s the entry after this one !)…and so all I’ll say is here are some fine pieces of new music and I hope you find your new, beautiful theme song within. Also here is a gratuitous photo of genius Francoise Hardy from back in the day just because. You can listen on Soundcloud or Spotify because we wanna make it easy. Go rock…

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Whitelands “Paradise is a Person”

“Beseech” is a pretty regal and ancient word and as such is hard to get away with featuring in a pop song, but it fits kind of perfectly within “Paradise Is A Person”: this song is the embodiment of beseeching. It’s a gorgeous piece of heart on the sleeve shoegaze and is the perfect soundtrack for looking longingly across rooms in quiet desperation. It’s hiding from you shyly while hoping it’s made it’s desire perfectly clear and obvious. What a beauty.

Weekly New Wonders Playlist

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Here we see Stevie Nicks in Fleetwood Mac’s 100% stone cold classic video for “Gypsy” smirking in a mind bending-ly fetching manner. The video is full of signature Stevie moments but this moment is # 1. It wins by the tiniest of margins over the part where she runs out of the nightclub into the rain in her giant boots and wails ” enough for me to love, enough to looovvvve“. Plus there is some classic Stevie-twirling™ which is basically the equivalent of God smiling on us all. If ever you are feeling rubbish about the universe, watching this romantic, silly, and perfect video will get you out of that head for at least 5 minutes. And of course the song itself is brilliant.

We haven’t posted a Weekly New Wonders Playlist for a couple of weeks ( absolutely disgraceful, I swear I’ll be more on top of this in the future). The end result of this is that the playlist you see before contains the BEST new music from the past few weeks as opposed to just last week. And so it is a bit larger than usual. But let’s look at it in a half full way: you can listen to it on a long journey and potentially not hear the same wonderful song twice. Here’s hoping at least one of these songs inspires you to dramatically run out of wherever you are in your enormous platform boots, into the rain and wail with everything you’ve got. And with that, please enjoy this overfed love monster.

*You can listen on Soundcloud OR Spotify but please note lists are slightly different  as not all songs are available on both services ( just a few), so check out both if you are a completist and don’t want to miss anything !

P.S. Bruce Springsteen’s new album, “Western Stars”, was also released this week and is really good, completely worth spending time with so add that to your listening list too !

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Kingsbury “In My Brain”

Okay so Madonna released a new album this week and it’s getting good reviews and she is a legend but dammit to hell I so miss POP Madonna cause she f-ing ruled. Thankfully something has come along to take you to that place that “Holiday”, “Angel”, and “Into the Groove” did, just in the nick of time, which is to say here comes Kingsbury with the best thing she’s ever done .”In My Brain ” marries New Order’s classic “Thieves Like Us” and pop Madonna, and is as absolute and widescreen as Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”. It’s a lush, fat, beautiful pop song about the head and the heart battling it out over moving forward and booms from the bottom to the top. And so next time you need a cathartic dance alone moment, well, you know what to do.